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Transforming Africa
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80262-054-2

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Publication date: 3 August 2022

Ru Ying Cai, Emma Gallagher, Kaaren Haas, Abigail Love and Vicki Gibbs

Many autistic adults experience unemployment, which may impact their financial circumstances. However, no research has examined their personal financial circumstances…

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Purpose

Many autistic adults experience unemployment, which may impact their financial circumstances. However, no research has examined their personal financial circumstances. Therefore, this study aims to examine the self-reported income, savings and debt of autistic adults living in Australia, as well as the demographic associates and predictors of income and savings.

Design/methodology/approach

Sixty-four autistic adults aged 18–67 years (Mage = 32.78, SDage = 11.36) completed an online survey containing questions relating to their financial circumstances and the autism spectrum quotient-short.

Findings

Overall, the authors found that many autistic adults are financially disadvantaged. The mode of income levels was below AU$25,000, which is substantially lower than the mean annual Australian full-time income of AU$89,123. Higher savings was associated with not having any debt or having a greater ability to repay debt. Autism traits were positively associated with income levels. As predicted, being employed was associated with and predicted higher income. People who were employed were four times more likely to have a higher income than unemployed individuals. The authors did not find a relationship between having a co-occurring mental condition with income or savings. The authors also did not find a significant association between employment status and savings.

Practical implications

These research findings have implications on how we can improve the financial circumstances of autistic adults and provide additional evidence for the importance of increasing employment opportunities for autistic individuals.

Originality/value

To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first study to examine the personal financial circumstances of autistic adults.

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Advances in Autism, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2056-3868

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Publication date: 1 April 2002

Kofi A. Amoateng

Notes with concern the current negative rate of personal saving in the USA, reviews previous research on factors affecting savings and explores the interrelationships…

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Notes with concern the current negative rate of personal saving in the USA, reviews previous research on factors affecting savings and explores the interrelationships between personal savings and the returns on stock and family homes. Develops a mathematical model and applies it to 1980‐2000 data using causality tests, cointegration and error‐correction models. Finds a significant, negative causal relationship from stock returns to savings and a possible positive causal relationship from returns on homes, although the latter was not supported by tri‐variate analysis. Concludes that changes in a household’s stock returns are adjusted through changes in savings.

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Managerial Finance, vol. 28 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4358

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Publication date: 1 April 2003

Kofi Q. Dadzie, Evelyn Winston and Kofi Afriyie

This study examines the effects of normative social beliefs, customer satisfaction with service quality and demographic variables on the long‐term savings behavior of…

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This study examines the effects of normative social beliefs, customer satisfaction with service quality and demographic variables on the long‐term savings behavior of rural households some 15 years after the 1981 large‐scale promotion of the rural bank program in Ghana. The results show that considerations of these influences beyond income alone provide stronger predictive power, over and above that of income. In addition, it appears that the negative effects of social beliefs on savings behavior were ameliorated significantly as a result of the promotional program. Similarly, customer satisfaction with the level of service quality was also positively correlated with the level of savings. However, the effects of the marketing approach used in Ghana differed significantly across state owned commercial banks, foreign multinational banks, and rural banks. The implications for enhancing the role of promotional marketing in changing savings attitudes in rural savings mobilization programs in Ghana and elsewhere in Africa are discussed.

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Management Decision, vol. 41 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Publication date: 1 March 1982

Barbara R. Lewis

Investigates school‐leavers and students, but more importantly, primary groups of schoolchildren are being targeted, because of their growing power as consumers – even…

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Investigates school‐leavers and students, but more importantly, primary groups of schoolchildren are being targeted, because of their growing power as consumers – even affecting others in purchasing products – such as own family members. Chronicles that the majority of children seem to save extensively at school or the Post Office, building society or bank, etc., and examines this in detail – particularly school savings schemes. Looks at different school systems, numbers of children involved and schools without a scheme. Discusses further pros and cons of saving schemes and also the implications of these for bank marketing. Concludes that the present project has been essentially exploratory, but further research might well be required.

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European Journal of Marketing, vol. 16 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0566

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Publication date: 19 November 2012

Aude d'Andria

The market for solidarity employee savings remains under most people's radar in France, but targeting a new audience of employee savers it has progressed steadily in…

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The market for solidarity employee savings remains under most people's radar in France, but targeting a new audience of employee savers it has progressed steadily in recent years. The solidarity employee savings works on the same mechanisms of employee savings ‘classic’, while allowing employees, through a part of their investments, to help solidarity activities. Since 1 January 2010, it is mandatory that French employees be offered a solidarity savings fund in which they can invest assorted company savings plans (French acronym ‘PEE’ for plans épargne entreprise) or group retirement savings plans (French acronym ‘PERCO’ for plan épargne retraite collective). In this way, French legislators have created a wealth of around 12.3 million employees in solidarity employee savings, hence the value of understanding this emerging phenomenon and ascertaining its compatibility with employee savings.

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Recent Developments in Alternative Finance: Empirical Assessments and Economic Implications
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78190-399-5

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Publication date: 26 April 2022

Paul Owusu Takyi, Constance Sorkpor and Grace Nkansa Asante

The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of mobile money on savings and saving practices among individuals in Ghana.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of mobile money on savings and saving practices among individuals in Ghana.

Design/methodology/approach

Employing an instrumental variable (IV) estimation technique, comprehensive data from the Financial Inclusion Insight (FII) Survey is used, implemented by InterMedia company and conducted from December 2014 to January 2015 in Ghana.

Findings

It is found that mobile money use generally increases savings and saving behavior among individuals in Ghana. In particular, our results show that mobile money use increases the probability of individuals saving for business startup or business expansion, child's education and emergencies. Also, for the heterogeneous effects of mobile money use on saving practices, strong evidence that the use of mobile money is more pronounced in rural areas than in urban centers is found.

Originality/value

To the best of our knowledge, no empirical study has been done on Ghana to extensively examine how mobile money affects various saving practices in Ghana as it is done in this paper. The paper highlights the need for ongoing enhancement of financial inclusion in rural areas by the government of Ghana and other stakeholders to boost savings among rural folks, while not neglecting that in urban areas. Generally, the findings for this paper support the use of mobile money as a tool for enhancing the financial inclusion agenda by policymakers in Ghana and many other countries around the world.

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Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1026-4116

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